Your diet includes.. Foods you like to eat and/or those you tend to avoid? Your favourite meal comprises of?
I am a gourmet, during my training period certain foods are to be avoided such as chips, pizzas, chocolate … (or just a little).
Now I have learnt to control myself much more than when I was younger!
You won a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio in 2016 , were the world silver medalist at the world championships in swimming in Rome in 2009 and Barcelona in 2013, as well as European multi-champion consecutively from 2009 to 2016. How does it feel to see your handwork finally pay off?
Yes, I realized more than I expected could happen in my career … I realized dreams that were hard even to think about!
In those years, 2009-2016 I never felt satisfied because every year I had goals to reach!
Now, that I have achieved all that I wanted I feel satisfied, above all of the work I have done without ever backing away from fatigue!
Your pairing with Tania Cagnotto is often said to be the most successful pair ever in Europe. How do you feel this has helped shape your career? What sets you both apart as a team?
Yes, Tania and me have a truly unique relationship, few couples have it!
We were lucky, we found the same way to work and to reach the goals and in addition we have a really strong friendship! We are a united team.